Elway Hits Links, Dreessen Released On Eve Of Training Camp

July 23, 2014 12:25 AM

Elway Hits Links, Dreessen Released On Eve Of Training Camp
" CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) – The greens and not the greenbacks are what held John Elway’s attention on the eve of training camp.

The Denver Broncos boss spent his last hours of summer vacation playing a nine-hole exhibition Tuesday at Cherry Hills Country Club, site of this year’s BMW Championship, in a friendly foursome that included defending champion Zach Johnson.

Before teeing off, Elway told The Associated Press he hopes to get a long-term deal done with star receiver Demaryius Thomas within the next two weeks.

Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos runs the ball after a catch against the San Diego Chargers during their game on Nov. 10, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Elway would have preferred to reach agreement with Thomas before the Broncos report for training camp Wednesday, but he said the sides have exchanged proposals and “we’re a ways apart right now.”

Elway added that he doesn’t want talks to drag beyond the start of the preseason Aug. 7, when Denver hosts Seattle.

“Well, we’ll probably take it a week or two at the most into camp "

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